Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / BGMEA initiates biometric data for garment workers
BGMEA initiates biometric data for garment workers
22
May '13
The country’s apex trade body for garment manufacturers instructed its member factories in Ashulia to prepare a biometric database of their workers within three months.

“We have been trying to make a central workers’ database for a long time now. You [garment owners] have to do it now,” said M Atiqul Islam, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

“I repeat, it is a must. Otherwise, the BGMEA will not provide any service to your factory,” he said, while setting a deadline of August 30 for the Ashulia-based factories. The BGMEA has around 300 registered factories in Ashulia.

Islam’s comments came at the inauguration of a training programme for the mid-level management of factories, IT personnel and human resource professionals, at the BGMEA Bhaban yesterday.

The database will be prepared in association with Tiger IT and Systech Digital Ltd by taking finger prints of workers.

“It is a wonderful system of record-keeping. Once the worker registers, he/she will be given a unique ID, which will be valid at all BGMEA factories.”

He said there is no exact data at present of the number of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers employed in the industry.

“Even we do not know how many women workers are there in the industry. We felt that preparing a database has become obligatory — for the country’s best interests.”

BGMEA will gradually extend the scheme to Mirpur, Narayanganj and Chittagong soon, he added.

Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju, minister for labour and employment, welcomed the initiative as it will help in prompt identification of missing workers.

“The government could not calculate the exact number of workers who were missing after the Tazreen fire and Rana Plaza collapse due to the absence of a central database. Now, we would be able to, with just one click.”

The minister said the garment sector is now facing a “conspiracy” both from the local and international front, while calling for a concerted effort from the owners, workers and mid-level managers to save the industry.

Israfil Alam MP, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the labour and employment ministry, also spoke.

The BGMEA currently has 5,500 member factories, of which 3,600 are in operation.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association


Must ReadView All

EU renews GSP+ scheme for Pakistan 2 years

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2018

EU renews GSP+ scheme for Pakistan 2 years

Pakistani exporters can enjoy preferential duties on exports to the...

Surat wary of e-way bills

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2018

Surat wary of e-way bills

There is no respite for Surat’s textile manufacturers and retailers....

Retailers choose sides in Alibaba-Tencent battle in China

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2018

Retailers choose sides in Alibaba-Tencent battle in China

Two big Chinese firms— Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings ...

Interviews View All

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search